The influence of music is something that should never be underestimated. This is something that Finespun takes to heart each and every time they pick up their instruments. This New York based quartet is comprised of members Oren Barak (vocals, guitars), Shawn Johnston (guitars), Phil Pesiri (bass), and Ed Grazi (drums). They got together in 1999 through their mutual respect for the audible sounds of truth and have been in the studio recording and producing their self-titled debut CD which will be available in April of 2001. This 10-song release combines Finespun's haunting melodies driven by catchy rock guitars to blend into an eagerly anticipated feast for the ears.
Not yet aware of eachother, the members of Finespun grew up on the same influences, ranging from jazz to soul to radio ready rock. Both Oren and Shawn are huge Jimi Hendrix fans, while bassist Phil and drummer Ed both spent time listening to the likes of John Bonham and Jaco Pastorius. It is this melting pot that gives Finespun its unique sound and listenability in a world of todays emerging music scene.
Throughout their recording, Finespun has landed itself on many internet radio stations through the distribution of fresh-out-of-the-studio MP3's as well as maintaining their own website (http://www.finespunmusic.com), where you can always listen to new clips of the band, watch them live in the studio and interact with the members through a simple click of the mouse. Finespun believes in music for the masses and is in great support of other bands and artists that are trying to get a message across in this vast world.
In the short while to come, Finespun will be appearing at clubs in NYC, such as Arlene's Grocery, CBGB's, and the Elbow Room to name a few. Their long-term goal is to gain a recording contract and distribution deal to further extend the reach of their music to anyone who has their ears open in this world or any other. With tracks like "Far Away", a ballad that talks about one entity doing anything for what they love, and "Sorry", a sarcastically written poke at relationships, this should not be a problem. Finespun is a band that should be recognized as a band for the people. They want you to be touched by their music and they feel that this is a goal that can be accomplished. The influence of music is something that should never be underestimated. This is something that Finespun takes to heart each and every time they pick up their instruments to play for you.
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